Scheepvaart - Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

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    THE DUTCH EAST INDIAMAN " AMSTERDAM "

    by eden_teuling Written Apr 14, 2003

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    This wonderful ship is outside the museum, The Nederlands ScheepvaartmuseuM and with the ticket you bought there you can also go outside and walk to this ship, go up the steps and take plenty of time to take it all in and feel yourself back in the 17th - 18th Century.

    This ship sailed to Indonesia, Japan and lots ore of far off places to buy and sell; they had commercial dealings with a wide variety of countries and traded in spices, tea and wood e.g..
    So go onboard and feel the atmosphere of the past.
    There is a floorplan to make it easy for you to find your way in and around the museum.

    And when you are in need of a drink, whether hot or cold there is a pleasant restaurant with a delightful view of the water and the ships...

    And in the Museum shops you will find a wide selection of postcards, books, souvenires, model ships and a lot more nice gifts...

    In the photo on my INTROPAGE you can see me with RUSS and his wife Renée on this ship. We went visiting Amsterdam with them.

    One year later he suddenly died after his third visit to us in Zeeland.

    DUTCH EAST INDIAMAN AMSTERDAM

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    NEDERLANDS SCHEEPVAART MUSEUM AMSTERDAM

    by eden_teuling Written Apr 14, 2003

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    THE NETHERLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM collections is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
    A major part of it is on display in the permanent exhibition, while in addition there are regular temporary shows.
    The objects on permanent display provide a chronological survey of Dutch Maritime History.

    The principal topics include overseas trade, naval wars, fishery, inland shipping, sailing for pleasure, navigation and carthography.

    The themes are illjustrated by old boats, models of ships, paintings, maps and instruments, weapons and other authentic objects.

    The museum building was originally built by the Amsterdam Admiralty as an Arsenal (Navy).

    In 1973 the Navy left the building and it was turned into the Museum you see now.
    Enjoy it to the full!

    INFO NEDERLANDS SCHEEPVAARTMUSEUM AMSTERDAM.

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    C/14 - Prins Hendrik

    by ATLC Updated Feb 26, 2003

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    Sorry sir! I bumped into Prins Hendrik, husband of Wilhelmina, Queen of The Netherlands (she lived 1880-1962). What his bust is doing on the Oosterdokskade, I haven't a clue. He probably had to be put somewhere. His extravagant lifestyle and extramarital activities were euphemistically called "a zest for life".

    Afterthought: am I dumb or what? The bust of Prins Hendrik is on the Prins Hendrik kade of course! That's why he's there. DOH!

    PRINS HENDRIK OF THE NETHERLANDS
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    B/11 Scheepvaarthuis 2

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    And another...
    By the way, you'll do yourself a favour by clicking on the photo to see the picture enlarged...

    The Scheepvaarthuis was built between 1913 and 1916 and finished between 1926 and 1928. Technical realisation by Van Gendt A.Lzn en architectural design by J.M. van der Mey.
    The Scheepvaarthuis is regarded as the first building that is purely Amsterdam School. It housed six shipping companies. The design had to be a memory of the great Dutch shipping tradition and many references can be found in the building to Cornelis Houtman who set off in 1595 as the first captain to the East Indies.

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    B/10 Scheepvaarthuis

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    There, just behind the Citroën was the Scheepvaarthuis. A masterpiece of The Amsterdam School. Of course it was closed, it was a Saturday after all, but the great detail on the outside merited quite a few snapshots.

    The Amsterdam School developed between 1915-1940 and was a style directly influenced by the Industrial Revolution. Many workers and their families had to be housed and the town council needed to drastically expand housing facilities.
    The specific style of architect Berlage was the direct predecessor of the Amsterdam School.
    The architects splurged on sculptures and elaborate masonry on the exterior of buildings.

    AMSTERDAM SCHEEPVAARTHUIS CORNER ENTRANCE
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    C/16 Looking back at Scheepvaarthuis

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Walking on the Oosterdokskade, parallel with Prins Hendrikkade and the Oosterdok water between us, I looked back to see the Scheepvaarthuis once again. I realise I took photo's of only a tiny part of this giant building.

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    D/23 The Batavia

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    hmmmm, I might be completely wrong about the name of this replica ship. But it is a tourist attraction, a Dutch export product and a historical memory of the 16th century when Dutch traders and seafarers were main players on the world stage of trade and land discovery. And of colonialism. But that is a whole different matter.

    AMSTERDAM BATAVIA
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    Maritime Museum

    by BlueBerry_7 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Netherlands Maritime Museum is housed in the National Naval Depot, a former arsenal of the Dutch Navy that is over 300 years old. The unique and superb collection tells the story of the maritime past of the Netherlands.

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    The Dutch Maritime Museum...

    by Juliet67 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    The Dutch Maritime Museum
    collection is one of the largest of its kinds in the world.

    The museum building, a 17th century naval depot, offers a unique opportunity to savour, the glorious days of Dutch maritime history.
    Here you will find the world-famous collection of nautical charts, model ships, paintings and navigation instruments, as well as a replica of the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam on the jetty.

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    Scheepvaart Museum

    by Gard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The maritime museum has lots and lots of models of ships and it takes you through the history from sail ships to steamboats and so on. There were also displays about the world wars. There is a full size sail boat on the harbour of the museum called the Amsterdam and it was fascinating to get on board this ship

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  • Sheepvaart Museum

    by sabsi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Sheepvaart Museum - The maritime museum
    There's a boat outside that I wanted to see. It's called 'Amsterdam' and it's a rebuilt of an old boat that sailed to East India. Unfortunately I haven't made it there since it came back from being repaired. But I saw it from the train and it looked HUGE!

    Sheepvaart Museum

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    See the 'BATAVIA', a US$12...

    by S_R_NAIDU Written Aug 24, 2002

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    See the 'BATAVIA', a US$12 million hand-built replica of a 17th century Dutch trading ship, measuring 59 metres with 3 tall masts and sails.

    It took the 7 months to build the original while it took 10 years to build the replica.

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    You shuold also visit 'het...

    by bertje Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You shuold also visit 'het scheepvaart museum'.
    It's a museum about the history of the Dutch marine
    and commercial shipping.
    You get a good insight of how The Netherlands became such a important player in the international trade.
    Also it explains a lot about our ( former ) colony's

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    Sailing Vessels

    by seagoingJLW Written Jul 16, 2005

    We passed by this old sailing vessel.

    We also passed many unusual houseboats, but the rain ate the photos.

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    Scheepsvaart museum

    by ChristaV Written Aug 27, 2004

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    Although I never actually visited it, I have seen the goings on at various stages. I loved the funeral part where the body gets thrown into the water.

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